Australia would have needed to lift its tax take by almost 50 per cent to meet Labor's long-term spending promises, Thursday's Intergenerational Report will show.
Dan Harrison, Michael Gordon The Abbott government has proclaimed "a new relationship of engagement" with Indigenous Australia.
Judith Ireland Federal and state governments will spend $30 million on a national awareness campaign to stop domestic violence as Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament he will meet with Labor to discuss a bipartisan approach to the issue.
Noel Towell Defence public servants are incensed at being left behind by the government's ADF backdown
Matthew Knott Jeff Kennett, chairman of the beyondblue depression initiative, has blasted Clive Palmer for saying Tony Abbott should "commit suicide" because of his government's plan to deregulate university fees.
Matthew Knott Clive Palmer has apologised for telling Prime Minister Tony Abbott to "commit suicide" because of his government's plan to deregulate university fees.
Lisa Cox A breakthrough in the long-running stand-off over Australia's renewable energy target appears closer than ever, with the government and clean energy industry expressing optimism a deal can be done.
Heath Aston A second Westerner has died in battle against Islamic State, just days after Australian Ashley Kent Johnston was killed fighting alongside Kurdish comrades in Syria.
David Wroe Tony Abbott appears to have quelled a military backlash by hiking the government's pay offer to defence personnel in the wake of announcing a further planned troop deployment to Iraq.
Nassim Khadem Australian regulators need to consider introducing caps on borrowing to stop house price growth and further risk to the financial system, says the head of the Abbott government's financial systems inquiry David Murray.